Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Interview with Vishy Anand

The Indian GM is the HIV-AIDS ambassador for the Indian chapter of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He talks to The Hindu for this interview. When asked, "What made you take up the cause of the HIV-infected?" - here is Anand's reply:

No specific reason. But if I have to single out one, then it has to be the sad plight of a couple who came to know they had AIDS after their child tested positive. They lived in a joint family, which immediately disowned them. It set me thinking about people's prejudices, their fears and their hesitation in accepting reality. The film Philadelphia also inspired me to a great extent.

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